Re: [Videolib] video browsing collection: LOC or "some other system"?

From: John Streepy <John.Streepy@cwu.EDU>
Date: Tue Aug 11 2009 - 13:14:51 PDT

I looked into going with LOC once (in closed stacks), and I believed one
of the tripping points was that the call numbers for feature films would
be very similar (every one starts with PN 1995 or there about). I would
go with a modified LOC that would drop the PN 1995 and use the rest of
the call number. Good luck, and keep us posted, I am curious to see how
this goes.

John H. Streepy
Media Services Supervisor
Library-Media Circulation
James E. Brooks Library
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548

(509) 963-2861

"Hand to hand combat just goes with the territory.
All part of being a librarian" -- James Turner "Rex Libris"

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>>> Maureen Tripp <> 8/11/2009 12:28 PM >>>

Finally, it

s going to happen



re going to start circulating video to students from open stacks.

The big stumbling block now is how to label the videos on the shelf


Use the Library of Congress cal

l number, or use some other title-based system


I like using LOC, but others on the committee would prefer a more
user-friendly system.

What says the collective wisdom?

Maureen Tripp

Media Librarian

Iwasaki Library

120 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116


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